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New AEC Applications

Staff or students at Deakin University are required to submit a New Application and obtain approval from the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) if they intend on using animals for research or teaching. Approval must be obtained prior to commencing the project. The application form can be found on the forms and guidelines page.

The following animals require AEC Approval:

  • any live non-human vertebrate (including mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians)
  • adult decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobster and crayfish only)
  • adult cephalopods (such as octopus and squid)

Approval will only be given for a maximum of 3 years, subject to annual review of the project.

Pre-review and Submission Instructions

New animal ethics applications must undergo a pre-review process prior to submission to the AEC. This process will provide feedback and recommendations on the application to be considered by researchers.

  1. New applications are to be submitted by the APPLICATION DEADLINE via the AEC Application Lodgement
  2. Applications will be pre-reviewed
  3. Review comments returned to the Principal Investigator within 7 days
  4. Principal Investigator to submit a cover letter & amended application by the Agenda Closing Date

Visit deadlines for application closing dates for AEC meetings.

If you are unable to include scanned or electronic signatures in the electronic submission, hard copy signature sheets must be provided to the Animal Ethics Office, Deakin Research Integrity, Waurn Ponds prior to the committee meeting date.

New Application Pre-review flow chart

New Applications are to be submitted by the APPLICATION DEADLINE

(via the application lodgement page)

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Applications will be PRE-REVIEWED
Within 7 days
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Review comments returned to the Principal Investigator
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Principal Investigator to submit a cover letter & amended application by the AGENDA CLOSING DATE

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15th February 2012